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Murphy, Scherzer slam Mets as Nats win 7th straight, 6-3
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Daniel Murphy hit an early grand slam against his former team, Max Scherzer pitched eight fiery innings and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-3 on Sunday night for their seventh straight victory....

McCarthy, Dodgers salvage final game of series in Arizona
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Brandon McCarthy has been the Los Angeles Dodgers' best pitcher not named Clayton Kershaw this season....

Cruz drives in 5 runs to help Mariners end skid
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- On a day when the Mariners got production up and down the lineup while setting a season high for scoring, Nelson Cruz pointed to Seattle's pitching as the real key....

Bour's 3-run homer lifts Marlins over Padres 7-3
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Justin Bour paused briefly to watch his three-run homer sail deep to right field, did a subtle bat flip and began his trot....

Stroman throws 7-hitter in Blue Jays' 6-2 win over Angels
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Although Marcus Stroman had no idea why he was called for an illegal quick-pitch, he refused to allow the unusual umpiring decision to stop him from carrying the Toronto Blue Jays to another win in their climb out of a huge early-season hole....

Darvish, Rangers finish 4-game sweep, beat Royals 5-2
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish didn't get pulled early this time, and didn't have to try to explain a puzzling loss for Texas....

Kyle Freeland sharp in 8-0 win, Rockies sweep Giants
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DENVER (AP) -- In between starts, the message to Kyle Freeland was rather low-key....

LEADING OFF: MLB sorts out trouble in Baltimore, Minnesota
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A look at what's happening all around the majors Monday:...

Leake pitches, hits Cardinals past Brewers, 6-4
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Mike Leake overcame some uncharacteristic wildness on the mound and helped himself at the plate....

Hicks, Fulmer and Tigers rout slumping Twins 13-4
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have devised quite a system for getting production out of their emergency call-ups: get them to the ballpark as late as possible before throwing them into the lineup....